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Zonte makes a discovery at the K6 target, drilling intersects multiple copper zones

Zonte Metals Inc.

Halifax, NS, Canada – TheNewswire - February 29, 2024 - Zonte Metals ( TSXV:ZON ) is pleased to provide an update on the K6 drilling program at it’s Cross Hills Copper Project in Newfoundland and Labrador.   Drill Program Highlights Visible copper mineralization observed in all 7 drill holes.   CH23-05 intersected 11.2m of 0.42% copper, including 2.65% over 0.5m.   CH23-06 intersected longest mineralized interval; 34.5m of 0.1% copper.   Mineralization is open along strike and to depth.   Chalcocite mineralization and copper grade increase with depth.   While K6 is the smallest target at Cross Hills; its success validates the effectiveness of the new exploration program.   This drill success indicates the project’s potential to become a new copper belt in Canada.     Terry Christopher, President and CEO comments; “We’re pleased to have made a discovery at the K6 target, following the last three years of additional surface exploration. The initial two years of exploration at Cross Hills targeted specific geophysical anomalies with moderate drill success, at best. The new combined exploration dataset has proven successful with the discovery at K6. Visually, copper was observed in all drill holes, with continuous intercepts up to 34.5m. The drilling also highlighted the presence of chalcocite as the dominant copper mineral. CH23-05 recorded 11.2m of 0.42% Cu with 1.41% and 2.64%, recorded in 0.7m and 0.5m, respectively. Mineralization remains open to depth and along strike, with copper grades increasing with depth as chalcocite percentages increase. The K6 target will be the immediate drill focus for the company and the drill permit has been applied for. The K6 target represents the first test of the combined data, and although the target is the smallest known target on the project, the drill success demonstrates that combined exploration techniques are effective for finding copper mineralization. This discovery is important on a larger property scale as it highlights the Cross Hill project is fertile with copper, potentially hosting a new copper belt in Canada.” A total of seven drill holes were completed, totaling 1741m, at the K6 target. The drill holes were positioned to test numerous aspects within the combined dataset, some of which remain untested. All seven drill holes intersected visual copper mineralization. Drill holes CH23-03, 05 and 06 recorded copper in widths up to 34.5m. Grades generally ranged from 0.10 to 0.40% Cu, with individual samples returning up to 2.64% Cu. Mineralization is characterized mainly by chalcocite, bornite and chalcopyrite with a general pattern of chalcocite becoming the dominant copper mineral with depth. The image below illustrates the K6 drill hole plan map with copper values and illustrates mineralization being open along strike, especially to the west.  Drill hole CH23-07, completed along strike to the west, intersected anomalous values, however, comparing the alteration sequence in the earlier holes to this one, suggests this hole may have drilled over mineralization. Click Image To View Full Size   Figure 1. Drill hole plan map with copper grades.   Table 1. Drill hole assay data from the K6 drilling.   *Note. The true width of the tabled intervals is unknown at this time.   Table 2. Drill collar summary table for the K6 drill holes.     Drill holes CH23-02, 03, 05, and 06 were completed in a fence-like pattern, as illustrated in Figure 2. Mineralization in these drill holes shows increasing grade with depth and remains open at depth. The deepest hole, CH23-05, returned 11.2m of 0.42% Cu. Within that interval, the highest values from the drilling were recorded at 1.41% and 2.64% Cu over 0.7m and 0.5m, respectively. While CH23-02 did not yield consistent values, visually, the alteration and rock type in this hole suggest that the mineralization in CH23-06 may constitute a separate zone from that in CH23-03 and 05, which remains open to depth. Click Image To View Full Size   Figure 2. Drill hole cross-section through CH23-02, 03, 05 and 06. The recent drilling completed at the K6 target was the second phase of drilling at this target. Two drill holes, totalling 445m, were completed in 2019 and designed to test the magnetic and gravity signatures. Only slightly anomalous values were recorded in 2019, with the single best interval being 0.01% Cu over 5m. The significant improvement in copper grades in phase 2 illustrates how integrating the additional exploration techniques over the last three years has improved the understanding of the mineralizing system. On the project scale, the drill success at K6 highlights the potential in the remaining 11 targets. Throughout the project, the company has been actively conducting similar exploration across all targets as it did at K6. These programs have advanced many targets to near-drill stage. Figure 3 illustrates the 12 targets at the Cross Hills Copper Project. Additional information on the project can be found at the following link  https://www.zontemetals.com/projects/cross-hills-copper-property. Click Image To View Full Size   Figure 3. Twelve targets identified at the Cross Hill Copper project superimposed on various magnetic survey datasets. Qualified Person Donald Blake, P.Geo. is the qualified person as defined by NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the contents and technical disclosures in this press release.   Rock and Protocol and Drill Sampling Protocol All drill core was logged and prepared for shipment on site. Samples were shipped to SGS Canada preparation lab in Grand Falls Windsor, NL and to Eastern Analytical in Springdale, NL under chain of custody.  QA/QC included the systematic insertion of certified standards and blanks. Samples were described, tagged and sealed prior to being transported to the lab  where the samples were analyzed at Eastern Analytical for the ICP-34 package (34 element 4 acid leach, ICP-OES finish) and the Fire Assay (30g) with AA finish and at SGS Canada for the GE_ICM40Q12 (49 element package, 4 acid leach, ICP-AES/ICPMS) and the GE_FAI30V5 (30g gold fire assay with ICP-AES finish).  Both laboratories provide their own internal QA/QC protocol of blanks, duplicates and standards in each work order, which is supplied to the Zonte with the rock sample analysis.    About Zonte Zonte Metals Inc. is a junior explorer focused on gold and copper. The Company owns 100% of the McConnells Jest project, in the Tintina Gold Belt, located in the Yukon Territory, the Wings Point project in the new Central Newfoundland Gold Belt, and the Cross Hills IOCG project located in Newfoundland and Labrador. In Colombia; the company has a 25% carried interest in Project X where historic drilling intersected significant gold mineralization and the Company and partner have an application over open areas sitting on top of the open pit outline of the Gramalote Deposit in Colombia, which is held by AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU) and B2Gold (TSX:BTO, NYSE:BTG). The title issuance is being contested by the state governing the application and the Company has started legal action to protect its rights.   Forward-Looking Information This news release contains forward-looking statements which include statements regarding the Corporation’s future plans, as well as statements regarding financial and business prospects and the Corporation’s future plans, objectives or economic performance and financial outlooks. The Corporation believes that the expectations reflected in this news release are reasonable but actual results may be affected by a variety of variables and may be materially different from the results or events predicted in the forward-looking statements. Readers are therefore cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. In evaluating forward-looking statements readers should consider the risk factors which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Corporation does not intend nor does it undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy of accuracy of this release.   For further information contact:   Terry Christopher CEO and President 902-405-3520 info@zontemetals.com www.zontemetals.com

February 29, 2024 09:26 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Above Food Presenting at Centurion One Capital's 7th Annual Growth Conference

Above Food Corp.

Regina, Saskatchewan – TheNewswire - February 29 th, 2024 – Above Food Corp. (“Above Food” or the “Company”), an innovative food company leveraging its vertically integrated supply chain to deliver differentiated ingredients and consumer products, is pleased to announce it will be presenting at Centurion One Capital’s 7 th annual Growth Conference taking place at Four Season’s Hotel in Toronto, Canada on Thursday March 7 th, 2024.   Martin Williams, Co-Founder, President & Chief Innovation Officer and Donato Sferra, Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Development of Above Food, will also be attending the conference. Mr. Williams will be participating in a lead-off panel at 9:20am titled: Competing to Win and will be presenting the Above Food story at 11:00am ET. Mr. Sferra and Mr. Williams will be meeting with investors and partners throughout the day.   This exclusive event brings together Institutional Investors, Venture Capital, Family Offices, while showcasing hand selected companies across diversified industries. "The Centurion One team have been valued partners of Above Food for many years and we’re pleased to participate in their flagship event. We have an exciting business, at an important inflection point, and look forward to sharing our evolving story with investors, shareholders and partners”, commented Mr. Williams.   For conference details CLICK HERE.   Conference Details: Event: Centurion One Capital Corp.’s Growth Conference Date and Time: Thursday March 7 th 2024, 7:30am - 5:30pm ET Venue: Four Seasons - 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Canada   On May 1 st, 2023, Above Food entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Bite Acquisition Corp. (NYSE AMERICAN: BITE) (“Bite”), a special purpose acquisition company. Completion of the proposed business combination is subject to approval by the shareholders of Bite and certain other conditions. Upon closing of the proposed transaction, which is expected to occur in the first half of 2024, Above Food expects to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol “ABVE”.      About Above Food   Above Food Corp. is a differentiated, regenerative ingredient company that celebrates delicious products made with real nutritious, flavorful ingredients and delivered with transparency. Above Food’s vision is to create a healthier world — one seed, one field, and one bite at a time. With a robust chain of custody of plant proteins, enabled by scaled operations and infrastructure in primary agriculture and processing, Above Food delivers nutritious foods to businesses and consumers with traceability and sustainability. Above Food’s consumer products and brands are available online at www.abovefood.com and in leading grocers across Canada and the United States.   About Bite Acquisition Corp.   Bite Acquisition Corp is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. Bite is led by Chair and CEO Alberto Ardura and a team of successful industry executives, and venture capital investors who have long track records of operating business in the restaurant and food industries.     Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements   Certain statements included in this Press Release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “future,” “outlook,” and similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or events that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding estimates and forecasts of financial and performance metrics and projections of market opportunity. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this Press Release, and on the current expectations of Above Food’s and Bite’s management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of Above Food and Bite. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including (i) changes in domestic and foreign business, market, financial, political and legal conditions; (ii) the inability of the parties to successfully or timely consummate the proposed Business Combination, including the risk that any required regulatory approvals are not obtained, are delayed or are subject to unanticipated conditions that could adversely affect the combined company, the expected benefits of the proposed Business Combination or that the approval of the stockholders of Bite or Above Food is not obtained, any of the other conditions to closing are not satisfied or that events or other circumstances give rise to the termination of the business combination agreement relating to the proposed Business Combination; (iii) changes to the structure of the proposed Business Combination that may be required or appropriate as a result of applicable laws or regulations or as a condition to obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals; (iv) the ability to meet stock exchange listing standards following the consummation of the proposed Business Combination; (v) the risk that the proposed Business Combination disrupts current plans and operations of Above Food as a result of the announcement and consummation of the proposed Business Combination; (vi) failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the proposed Business Combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of the combined company to grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with customers and suppliers and retain its management and key employees; (vii) costs related to the proposed Business Combination; (viii) changes in applicable law or regulations; (ix) risks relating to the uncertainty of the projected financial information with respect to Above Food; (x) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Bite or Above Food; (xi) the effects of competition on Above Food’s future business; (xii) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Above Food’s business; (xiii) the ability of Bite or the combined company to issue equity or equity-linked securities or obtain debt financing in connection with the proposed Business Combination or in the future; (xiv) the enforceability of Above Food’s intellectual property rights, including its copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets, and the potential infringement on the intellectual property rights of others; (xv) Above Food’s ability to execute its planned acquisition strategy, including to successfully integrate completed acquisitions and realize anticipated synergies; and (xvi) those factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Bite's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, filed with the SEC on March 31, 2023, the Registration Statement and other documents filed, or to be filed, by Bite and/or New Above Food with the SEC. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that none of Bite or Above Food presently know or that Bite or Above Food currently believe are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect Bite’s and Above Food’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this Press Release. Bite and Above Food anticipate that subsequent events and developments may cause Bite’s and Above Food’s assessments to change. However, while Bite and Above Food may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Bite and Above Food specifically disclaim any obligation to do so. Nothing in this communication should be regarded as a representation by any person that the forward-looking statements set forth herein will be achieved or that any of the contemplated results of such forward-looking statements will be achieved. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements. Certain market data information in this Press Release is based on the estimates of Above Food and Bite management. Above Food and Bite obtained the industry, market and competitive position data used throughout this Press Release from internal estimates and research as well as from industry publications and research, surveys and studies conducted by third parties. Above Food and Bite believe their estimates to be accurate as of the date of this Press Release. However, this information may prove to be inaccurate because of the method by which Above Food or Bite obtained some of the data for its estimates or because this information cannot always be verified due to the limits on the availability and reliability of raw data and the voluntary nature of the data gathering process.   Important Information   This press release does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the proposed Business Combination and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the proposed Business Combination. Investors and security holders and other interested parties are urged to read the Registration Statement, including any amendments thereto, and any other documents filed with the SEC when they become available, carefully and in their entirety because they will contain important information about Bite, Above Food and the proposed Business Combination. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the Registration Statement and the definitive proxy statement to be incorporated by reference therein and filed in connection with the Business Combination (when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by Bite or New Above Food through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. These documents (when they are available) can also be obtained free of charge from Bite upon written request to Bite by emailing alberto@biteacquisitioncorp.com. The definitive proxy statement will also be mailed to holders of Bite’s common stock in connection with Bite’s solicitation of proxies for the vote by Bite’s stockholders regarding the proposed Business Combination and related matters.   Participants in the Solicitation   Bite and Above Food and their respective directors and certain of their respective executive officers, other members of management and employees, under SEC rules, may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies with respect to the proposed Business Combination. Information about the directors and executive officers of Bite is included in Bite’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on March 31, 2023, which is available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Additional information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is set forth in the Registration Statement and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC regarding the proposed Business Combination by Bite or New Above Food. Stockholders, potential investors and other interested persons should read the Registration Statement carefully before making any voting or investment decisions. These documents, when available, can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.   No Offer or Solicitation   This communication is for informational purposes only and is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or exchange, or the solicitation of an offer to sell, exchange, buy or subscribe for any securities or a solicitation of any vote of approval, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and otherwise in accordance with applicable law.   Contacts   Media: media@abovefood.com   Investors: investors@abovefood.com

February 29, 2024 09:01 AM Eastern Standard Time

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DPH BIOLOGICALS BUILDS ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITMENT TO QUANTIFY FULL POTENTIAL OF BIOLOGICALS

DPH Biologicals

To instill confidence and foster innovation in the agricultural biologicals sector, DPH Biologicals announced the expansion of its science-first, data-verified approach with a multi-year effort to quantify the comprehensive value potential of biologicals. “DPH Bio has been committed to science that yields results from day one. Based on multi-year field research and through collaborations with our partners, we aim to provide customers a deeper understanding of the distinct value potential unlocked by biologicals,” said Mick Messman, President and CEO of DPH Bio, speaking at the 2024 Commodity Classic agricultural trade show in Houston that annually convenes thousands of growers. “Historically, return-on-investment has been measured by the cost to increase yield. However, our customers see the long-term value that biologicals deliver, such as improved soil health, water use efficiency, disease control, and plantability.” A review of 107 corn trials conducted over three years using TerraTrove SP-1 Classic revealed increased fertilizer efficiency in addition to average yield increase of 2.5 bushels per acre. “Although yield is an important metric, we believe it’s critical for growers to be able to measure the holistic value of biologicals in the field and across their entire business,” said Messman. “As we expand our portfolio and industry partnerships, we are pioneering the concept of ‘BioAgonomics’ to capture and maximize the full value proposition of biological solutions. As we further analyze the data, we are seeing some interesting trends based on management practices and soil conditions.” For example, in a multi-year study, SP-1 Classic averaged 6.5 more bushels per acre in high-yield, 220-bushel per acre corn in the Midwest. DPH Biologicals Introduces BioAgonomics™ to Redefine On-Farm Value Defined by DPH Bio as the branch of knowledge in agriculture focused on the connection between agronomic practices in crop production and the transfer and consumption of value uniquely unlocked by biologicals, BioAgonomics™ uses biologicals to create sustainable profitability and ingenuity across the supply chain, delivering the highest value in the field and for channel partners, including growers, ag retailers and advisors, product manufacturers and food companies. For instance, TerraTrove™ Residuce Complete delivers more than increased yield and fertilizer savings. As a comprehensive biodigester, Residuce accelerates the breakdown of crop residue, like corn stover and tough organic matter. A Michigan State University study revealed that corn stover contains 100 pounds of nitrogen (N), 50 pounds of phosphorus (P), and 210 pounds of potassium (K) an acre on a 200-bushell crop. In a recent field trial, Residuce delivered 19.7% degradation after a fall application. By leveraging these findings, Residuce can be calculated to provide 19.7 pounds of N, 9.85 pounds of P and 41.37 pounds of K, or more than $45 per acre in fertilizer savings. Furthermore, additional value can be quantified by accounting for factors, such as more uniform seedling emergence, reduced farm equipment wear and tear, reduction of the disease host, and improved plant standability, as well as the retention and conversion of carbon within the soil. Through collaborations with trusted advisors, including prominent researchers at University of Illinois, DPH Bio will continue to collect and evaluate data to calculate biologicals’ comprehensive value to growers in aspects beyond yield. “With advanced scientific research and on-farm trials, results can easily be seen in the field, but we aspire for more,” said Messman. “The pivotal convergence of biologicals, agronomy and economics holds the key for a triple bottom-line impact by improving crop production, land stewardship and rural livelihoods. Looking ahead, and in collaboration with our partners, our mission is to give growers an even clearer, comprehensive view of their investment in biologicals.” For more information, growers participating in Commodity Classic are invited to visit DPH Bio at Booth 6945 on the third floor of the George Brown Convention Center. In addition, the company plans a series of workshops, including a CropLife webinar on March 5th. # # # About DPH Biologicals DPH Biologicals, LLC attracts, develops and scales technologies improving broad market access and simplifying the grower experience with biologicals. Based on investments in scientific research, field testing, partner relationships and product development, and leadership-owned since 2024, DPH Bio yields success through science and relationships, standing at the leading edge of clarity, trust and proven, profitable solutions for agricultural biologicals. For more information, visit www.dphbio.com. Contact Details AgTech PR for DPH Biologicals Sara Winters sara@agtechpr.com Company Website http://www.dphbio.com

February 29, 2024 08:00 AM Central Standard Time

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Silence Laboratories Raises $4.1M Funding to Enable Privacy Preserving Collaborative Computing

Silence Laboratories

In the modern age, large companies are wrestling to leverage their customers’ data to provide ever-better AI-enhanced experiences but a key barrier to leveraging this opportunity is mounting public concern around data privacy, as ever-greater data processing poses risks of data leaks by hackers and malicious insiders. Silence Laboratories is on a mission to create infrastructure to enable complex data collaborations between enterprises and entities, without any sensitive information being exposed to the other engaging parties. Silence Laboratories today announces it has raised an additional $4.1 million funding round led by Pi Ventures and Kira Studio, along with several prominent angel investors. Leveraging modern cryptography, the company already has one of the fastest distributed signature (authorization) libraries in production ( Silent Shard ), which has been audited by some of the best security auditing companies like Trail of Bits. These libraries have led to the establishment of strong partnerships with leading digital asset infrastructure and protocol companies like BitGo, MetaMask, EigenLayer, Biconomy, and EasyCrypto. Products on offer by the company include Silent Shard which allows enterprises and users to limit the risk of exposing sensitive private keys and allows advanced authorisation rules to be put in place. Additionally, the newly launched Silent Compute product allows different organisations to collaborate on processing information without needing to expose their secrets and data to third parties and enrich insights while maintaining compliance and trust. Both the products uses multi-party computation (MPC) as its core cryptographic primitives. Commenting on the announcement, Silence Laboratories CEO and founder Dr. Jay Prakash said: “In today's digital ecosystem, trust, and privacy are not merely options but imperatives for sustainable growth. With this new injection of funds, Silence Laboratories is poised to redefine privacy by enabling businesses to fully embrace the power of AI while rigorously protecting their most vital asset – customer trust. Our privacy-enhancing technologies assure that collaboration and innovation can flourish in an environment where the confidentiality and integrity of data are uncompromised.” With the market for privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) growing globally at a compound annual growth rate of 26.6%, there is growing demand for Silence Laboratories offering to provide mathematical guarantees for techno-legal expectations. This would allow companies to work together on processing data, without needing to share data with the other party - allowing more sectors to benefit from new technology, with less risk. Shubham Sandeep, Managing Director Pi Ventures, commented: "Secure data collaboration to enable privacy preserving compute is an ever growing problem especially in highly regulated domains such as finance and healthcare. This requires solutions based on zero trust cryptographic guarantees instead of relying on third party data vendors who are prone to security breaches. The MPC infrastructure developed by the world class team at Silence Laboratories is the fastest in the world, easily configurable, application agnostic and provides full control to the user. We are excited to double down on our investment as we have seen the fantastic progress of the company over the last 18 months." The funding will be used to scale the company’s tech & business teams and enrich the company’s robust R&D pipeline. Founded in 2021 by Dr. Jay Prakash (CEO), Dr. Andrei Bytes (CTO) and Dr. Tony Quek; the firm has also recently been expanding its global leadership team across cryptography, infrastructure business and engineering. “The Silence team is an amazing team with deep cryptography expertise and is working on a set of groundbreaking products in privacy and authentication infrastructure and I am really excited to support their journey. Privacy-preserving infrastructure combined with blockchain and fintech rails is going to be huge!” shared Anurag Arjun, from Kira Studio and Ex Co-founder of Polygon. About Silence Laboratories Started in 2021 by Dr. Jay Prakash (CEO) and Dr. Andrei Bytes (CTO), Silence Laboratories is a privacy tech company that enables enterprises to adopt privacy-enhancing technologies through a unique fusion of cryptography and security engineering. Their mission is to enable a global privacy-compliant collaboration infrastructure that would enable enterprises to collaborate, and exchange inferences while removing all single points of failure. The company has been founded by a strong technical and business team including PhDs and researchers with previous affiliations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA; Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD) & National University of Singapore (NUS); University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), globally top-ranked Capture The Flag (CTF) teams, and leading tech companies. Learn more about their work: https://silencelaboratories.com Contact Details Silence Laboratories Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com Company Website https://www.silencelaboratories.com/

February 29, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Responsible Gambling Affiliate Association Announces Appointment of George Rover as Executive Director

Responsible Gambling Affiliate Association

Responsible Gambling Affiliate Association, the industry trade coalition that advocates for reasonable regulation, responsible advertising, and consumer protection has appointed George Rover as its first Executive Director to lead the organization. Comprising of six major players in the US online gambling affiliate sector, the Association includes Better Collective, Catena Media, FairPlay Sports Media, Gambling.com Group, Spotlight Sports Group, and XLMedia PLC. As Executive Director, Rover will be responsible for executing the RGAA’s long-term mission to safeguard responsible gambling marketing and advertising practices. His duties as Executive Director will be pivotal in shaping the future of responsible affiliate practices, advocating the needs and interests of the Group’s members, promoting sensible regulation, fostering collaboration with industry stakeholders, and advocating for the highest standards of integrity. "In the spirit of collaboration - whether it be with state regulators, politicians, legislators or online gambling operators, I look forward to working with key stakeholders and will champion the critical role affiliate companies play in the regulated online gambling ecosystem,” said Rover. “The formation of the RGAA will provide this essential segment of the industry with an important and constructive voice to promote responsible gambling, prioritizing the best interests of consumers through a unified set of high standards and guidelines to achieve long-term success." Prior to joining the RGAA, Rover held numerous senior positions with the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Office of the Attorney General and the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE). At the NJDGE, Rover oversaw the agency’s Service Industry Licensing, Casino Prosecutions, Internet Gaming and Technical Services Bureaus. During his tenure, he directed the successful launch of Internet Gaming in New Jersey and supervised some of the NJDGE’s most complex licensing and organized crime investigations and prosecutions. After his retirement from government service, Rover also worked closely with the industry’s leading gaming companies to form the Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association (SWIMA), a national non-profit organization with the mission to detect and discourage fraud and other illegal activity related to betting on sporting events. In addition to his role with the RGAA, Rover will continue to support companies in the gaming industry through his strategic gaming advisory company, Princeton Global Strategies. "We are thrilled to welcome George Rover to the RGAA family,” said Katie McCord, Chair of the Responsible Gambling Affiliate Association. “His unparalleled expertise, spanning decades in casino and sports betting law, will undoubtedly elevate our organization. George's substantial contributions to the industry, including spearheading initiatives like SWIMA, showcase his commitment to integrity and innovation." Rover will participate in a fireside chat at the Next.io Online Gambling and Sports Betting Summit in New York on March 4 to discuss the dangers of the offshore and unregulated market which continues to target consumers in the US who still lack education regarding legitimate operators. Learn more about the RGAA here: www.rgaa.org Responsible Gambling Affiliate Association (RGAA) is an independent trade association comprised of companies that engage in gambling, gaming, or sports betting marketing and advertising. Its mission is to champion responsible gambling marketing and advertising practices, advocate for sensible regulation, and protect consumer best interest while effectively serving the market. RGAA was founded in 2023 by Better Collective, Catena Media, FairPlay Sports Media, Gambling.com Group, Spotlight Sports Group, and XLMedia plc. Contact Details Digital Sport by Hot Paper Lantern Jackson Gaskins Jgaskins@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://rgaa.org

February 29, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Zodiac Gold Announces Positive Initial Phase II Drill Results, Including 9.14 m at 4.20 g/t Au and 10.20 m at 1.23 g/t Au, Including 2.81 m at 2.95 g/t Au

Zodiac Gold Inc.

Toronto, ON – TheNewswire - February 28, 2024  - Zodiac Gold Inc. (“ Zodiac Gold ” or the “ Company ”) (TSXV: ZAU) i s pleased to report positive initial results from its Phase II Drill Program consisting of assay results from three recently completed diamond drill holes at the Company’s Arthington Target. The Arthington Target is positioned within an 18.5 km long district-scale mineralization trend and is one of the five high-priority, multi-kilometer drill - ready targets situated within the 2,316 km 2 Todi gold project (the “ Todi Project ”) l ocated in the Republic of Liberia, West Africa. In 2022, the Company completed a 3,465m Phase I Drill Program targeting an 800m strike at Arthington which intersected multiple intervals of gold mineralization in 20 of 22 holes including the highest-grade interval drilled to date: AD007, which intersected 7.5 g/t over 9.65m from 87.35m. Phase II Drill Program Initial Results The Company is currently conducting a 2, 000m Phase II Drill Program at Arthington targeting Garang Base, Red Hill, & Deep Mine. Today, the Company is pleased to report assay results from an initial three drill holes (ADD23, ADD24, & ADD25) which successfully intercepted multiple intervals of shear zone-hosted gold mineralization enlarging the known mineralization footprint from Red Hill to 400 meters southeast towards the Garang Base target (See Figure-1).   Click Image To View Full Size   Figure-1: Map showing significant intercepts at Red Hill and Garang Base zones of the Arthington Target These three initial drill holes (see below) revealed shear-hosted gold mineralization with intercepts cutting through multiple shallowly dipping mineralized zones associated with shears across a 300m wide corridor of the Arthington Shear Zone. This extensive gold bearing zone spans at least 1, 000m along strike and reaches vertical depths of 140m, illustrating a substantial orogenic gold footprint along the prominent Todi Shear Zone system. Notable mineralized shear structures include intervals in hole ADD24, with 25. 9m averaging 2.10 g/t Au, including 9. 14m at 4.20 g/t Au, and 10. 20m at 1.23 g/t Au, including 2. 81m at 2.95 g/t Au. The continuity of mineralization is highlighted by three distinct intervals in hole ADD23, ADD24 and ADD25 which underscore the significant potential of the Arthington Target and the Todi Project overall. Management Commentary David Kol, President & CEO of Zodiac Gold, stated “These initial Phase II results are very positive and drilling to date has only scratched the surface of our vast land package. Arthington has delivered some significant gold intercepts thus far and with each drill hole, its potential continues to grow. We look forward to additional drill results from our ongoing Phase II program to further enhance the strike length and width at Arthington.” Highlights from the initial Phase II drill program include:   Table 1: Significant Intercepts at the Arthington Target   Table 2: Collar Information for the Reported Holes   QA/QC Protocols and Sampling Procedures The drilling program at Arthington was conducted by a Fordia Eider 2000 diamond drill rig with HQ and NQ diameter core.  Core recoveries were excellent throughout the program approaching 100%. Drill core was transported from the drill site to the Company’s exploration camp facility. After geological logging, the core was cut along the long axis by a diamond saw, with half being sampled and half retained.  Core sampling was undertaken by Zodiac Gold’s Liberian exploration team, supervised by senior staff members of the Company.  All core samples met the standards for adequate chain of custody without the opportunity for third party access from the field to the preparation laboratory in Monrovia, Liberia, and then onward to the SGS analytical laboratory in Ghana.  Sample preparation was performed by Liberia Geochemical Services Inc. in Monrovia. The entire core sample was dried and then crushed to 70% passing -2 millimeters and a representative split was taken by riffle splitting. The 1, 000g split was then pulverized up to 85% passing -75 micron and the required pulp mass of ~ 200g was bagged and labelled for analysis; with the remainder being stored.   Analysis was performed by SGS at their laboratory in Ghana by fire assay with atomic absorption finish with a 50g charge.   In addition to the laboratory's quality control program, a rigorous quality assurance and quality control program was implemented by the Company involving the insertion of blanks, standards and duplicates to ensure reliable assay results.  Laboratory standards and QA-QC are monitored by the Company. About Zodiac Gold Zodiac Gold, Inc. (TSX.V:ZAU) is a West-African gold exploration company focused on its flagship Todi Project situated in Liberia—an underexplored, politically stable, mining-friendly jurisdiction hosting several large-scale gold deposits. Strategically positioned along the fertile Todi Shear Zone, Zodiac Gold is developing a district-scale gold opportunity covering a vast 2,316 km 2 land package. The project has undergone de-risking, showcasing proven gold occurrences at both surface and depth, with five drill-ready targets and high-grade gold intercepts. Qualified Person Efdal Olcer, Vice President of Exploration at Zodiac Gold, is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists, Geological Society of London, Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Society of Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits, and the Turkish Association of Economics Geologists and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. He has reviewed and approved the technical and scientific information provided in this release. For further information, please visit the Zodiac-Gold website at www.zodiac-gold.com or contact: David Kol President & CEO info@zodiac-gold.com Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Forward Looking Information This news release includes certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements include predictions, projections, and forecasts and are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “seek”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “estimate”, “forecast”, “expect”, “potential”, “project”, “target”, “schedule”, “budget” and “intend” and statements that an event or result “may”, “will”, “should”, “could” or “might” occur or be achieved and other similar expressions and includes the negatives thereof. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s planned exploration programs and drill programs and potential significance of results are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Company’s expectations include actual exploration results, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, results of future resource estimates, future metal prices, availability of capital, and financing on acceptable terms, general economic, market or business conditions, uninsured risks, regulatory changes, defects in title, availability of personnel, materials, and equipment on a timely basis, accidents or equipment breakdowns, delays in receiving government approvals, unanticipated environmental impacts on operations and costs to remedy same, and other exploration or other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the Company with securities regulators. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events, or results to differ from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause such actions, events, or results to differ materially from those anticipated. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, and accordingly readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

February 29, 2024 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Altius Minerals’ (OTCQX: ATUSF) Development Stage Royalty Could Become Its Largest As Global Steel Industry Transitions Away From Coal

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By Faith Ashmore, Benzinga Steelmaking is one of the oldest industries in the world. Currently, steelmaking is divided into two different processes: the use of electric arc furnaces and the use of blast oxygen furnaces. Blast oxygen furnaces melt iron ore with coal whereas electric arc furnaces use electricity and scrap steel to melt iron ore. As the world works on decreasing carbon emissions, blast oxygen furnaces are coming under scrutiny due to their high production of CO2. Electric arc furnaces are more environmentally friendly because of the decreased reliance on coal. Today, 70% of steel made in the U.S. comes from electric arc furnaces, and as other economies follow suit, it will be important that industries have the infrastructure in place to convert to a more environmentally friendly process. One of the big questions surrounding this issue is whether there is enough scrap metal available for the process to be sustainable. Luckily, DR-grade (direct reduced) iron is a suitable substitute for scrap metal and in some cases could even be 100% of the input when using electric arc furnaces. Altius Minerals (OTCQX: ATUSF) (TSX: ALS) holds a strategic royalty on the Kami Project. Altius Minerals is a 27-year-old mining royalty company that has a royalty portfolio in copper, other battery metals, potash, renewable energy and high-grade/low-impurity iron ore. Exposure to potash and renewable energy has already positively situated Altius Minerals in some of the key markets in the 21st century, but its iron ore royalty may also be advantageous to the greening of the steel industry. In 2021, Champion Iron (OTCMKTS: CIAFF) acquired the Kami Project in Newfoundland and Labrador, near the Quebec eastern border. Altius reports that the Kami Project stands out as a promising DR-grade iron ore project situated in a strategic location in the Labrador Trough geological belt. Positioned just a short distance from the company's operating Bloom Lake mine, the project benefits from existing infrastructure and a high-purity iron resource that has been significantly de-risked by its previous owners. Altius Minerals shares that the company has a 3% gross sales revenue royalty in the Kami Project, or a 2.6% gross sales revenue royalty after deducting the amount that goes to the province. By the company’s estimates, the gross sales revenue might look something like this: if the price was $154/tonne (base price in the Project Study) and volumes sold were consistent with the Project Study, royalty revenue to Altius would be roughly $30 - $35 million Canadian per year. Altius Minerals is confident that if projects come to fruition, investment in the Kami Project will become Altius’s largest royalty. The global iron and steel market size is astronomical; in 2022 it was valued at $1.676 trillion, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.8% from 2023 to 2030. As more and more industry leaders transition to greener steel manufacturing and use electric arc furnaces, companies like Altius Minerals could be well-positioned to profit. Featured photo by James Baltz on Unsplash. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

February 29, 2024 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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For The First Time The US Is Set To Hit 2 Million New Cancer Cases: Theriva Biologics Presents Novel Solutions To The Deadliest Cancers

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By Faith Ashmore, Benzinga A recent cancer study showed that the incidence rates of early-onset cancer “increased substantially” from 2010 to 2019. Breast cancer had the highest number of incident cases, and gastrointestinal cancers had the fastest-growing incidence rates among all early-onset cancers. The National Cancer Institute reports that colorectal cancer has become the leading cause of cancer-related deaths for Americans aged 20 to 59 years old. Doctors are expecting that in 2024, there will be more than 2 million new cases of cancer; this would be the first year the U.S. would cross that threshold, marking almost 5,500 cancer diagnoses a day. The increasing cancer incidence, especially among young people, is a big cause for concern in the medical community. Specifically, there is an increase in pancreatic cancer, which is expected to become the second-highest cause of cancer-associated deaths in 2030 in the U.S. Fortunately, fatality rates from cancer have steadily been on the decline for the past 30 years. This is largely due to better detection systems and advancements in treatment. Theriva Biologics (AMEX: TOVX) is one of the biotech companies that is helping push the envelope in cancer treatment. The company specializes in developing oncolytic viruses that are unique and highly differentiated. These viruses have been optimized for systemic administration and are designed to treat various types of cancer and make other cancer therapies more effective. They are optimized to be administered in combination with chemotherapy and immunotherapies, increasing access to the tumor and exposing the tumor to the immune system. The company’s lead drug candidate is VCN-01, which is a uniquely engineered human adenovirus 5. VCN-01 also expresses a protein named hyaluronidase that degrades the dense matrix surrounding human tumors, and this helps the action of chemotherapy and immunotherapies. The phase 1 clinical trials of VCN-01 have shown promising results for the treatment of several additional indications such as pancreatic cancer, retinoblastoma, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and colorectal cancer (CRC) in combination with chemotherapy and immunotherapies. The company's innovative Albumin Shield™ platform and oncolytic virus discovery engine have enabled the development of a distinct product pipeline that holds promise in the fight against cancer. Currently, the company is conducting a phase 2b clinical trial of its VCN-01 in combination with standard-of-care chemotherapy for first-line metastatic pancreatic cancer. Theriva Biologics is on track to complete enrollment into the VIRAGE Study by the first half of 2024. In the first quarter of 2024, a Drug Monitoring Committee (DMC) conducted a thorough safety review of VCN-01, ensuring that the drug meets the necessary criteria for continued development. By the second half of 2024, Theriva Biologics aims to perform an interim analysis of the data obtained from the VIRAGE Study. Theriva Biologics And Its Potential Markets By The Numbers The pancreatic cancer market’s size was estimated at $2.2 billion in 2022, and it's expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.6% between 2023 and 2032, reaching approximately $7.91 billion by 2032. Theriva Biologics seems well-positioned to excel in this space with its innovative VCN-01 drug candidate, with the potential to also serve other multi-billion dollar markets – such as head and neck cancer drugs, set to surpass $2.99 billion by 2030. Theriva Biologics reported $31.6 million in cash and short-term investment for Q3 2023. The company also increased research expenses to $4 million from $2.6 million a year ago while decreasing general and administrative expenses by 91% y-o-y. The company narrowed its net loss for the quarter from $4.49 million in Q3 2022 to $3.3 million in Q3 2023, and the basic loss per share for the quarter was $0.19 compared to $0.3 a year ago. Theriva Biologics currently has a market capitalization of about $8 million. The clinical-stage company’s innovative drug research might present a novel solution to extend the lives of those suffering from the deadliest of cancers, providing patients with new hope and improved outcomes. Featured photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

February 29, 2024 08:25 AM Eastern Standard Time

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OLB Group is Making Omnicommerce and Wireless Plans Accessible to the Underbanked and Revolutionizing Payments for Businesses

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By Faith Ashmore, Benzinga Omnicommerce is an integrated "all-channel" retail approach that provides consistent, seamless and personalized customer experiences, ultimately leading to secure and frictionless payments. It encompasses meeting customers where they are, whether through physical stores, online platforms, social media or other digital spaces. By adopting an omnichannel strategy, businesses can create a unified brand presence and deliver a smooth consumer experience across multiple channels. As technology continues to advance and consumer expectations evolve, the omnicommerce industry will continue to grow and play a significant role in shaping the future of the retail industry. In 2022, the global market size of retail omnichannel commerce platforms was $8.1 billion, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 16.6% from 2022-2030. Businesses today are investing more in developing omnicommerce solutions, such as mobile websites, apps, personalized email marketing and social media integration. However, not all businesses have the technology to adopt this approach and have to look to third-party technology companies for help. That’s where companies like OLB Group (NASDAQ: OLB) come into play to make omnicommerce more accessible. OLB offers a comprehensive suite of products and services, catering to the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as larger organizations. OLB's flagship product, OmniSoft, is a cloud-based e-commerce platform that enables businesses to easily establish an online presence, manage and track their sales and accept payments securely. In June 2023, OLB acquired a controlling interest in black011.com, which encompasses Black Wireless and Mango Mobile, and is beginning to contribute to revenues. These strategic moves enabled the company to offer one Point of Sales (POS) system to customers so they can purchase products and seamlessly reload mobile phone minutes.. OLB is in the process of rebranding these platforms and integrating them into the OLB Payment Platform and ECO Payment system. Ultimately, these acquisitions enable OLB to focus on the rapidly growing underbanked communities. As of 2022, a market study revealed that approximately 13% of American adults were underbanked, a new market that OLB has identified as underserved. Increased accessibility can dramatically help these communities and provide bodegas and convenience stores with a new service to their customers. In November, the company reported a wider-than-expected quarterly loss, but an often overlooked accounting technicality is that the loss was largely due to non-cash depreciation “expense”. However, to underscore the confidence in the company’s future, Chairman and CEO Ronny Yakov acquired a total of 784,212 shares and Vice President Patrick Smith purchased a total of 392,106 shares at an average price of $0.77. OLB also provides various payment processing solutions, such as point-of-sale systems, mobile payment applications and virtual wallets – allowing businesses to accept payments from customers through multiple channels. To date, the company has worked with 10,500 merchants worldwide and secured over 28.5 million transactions annually in over 130 different industries. OLB prides itself on being a comprehensive single solution with over 15 years of experience. The company runs on the SaaS model with pay-as-you-go options, making its platform more accessible to businesses of all sizes. With a modest market capitalization of around $13 million and an annual revenue run rate of over $30 million (one of the lowest Price to Sales ratios of 0.3 times sales vs. a peer average of 1 x sales), OLB Group may represent an opportunity for investors interested in participating in the broadening out of the payments industry to include more of the underbanked. The emergence of omnicommerce reflects the next evolution in e-commerce for both businesses and customers alike and the growing recognition of payments as a cornerstone in every customer journey. With the convenience and accessibility of online shopping, customers now expect a seamless and personalized shopping experience across various touchpoints. With a commitment to empowering businesses with efficient and secure payment solutions, OLB is establishing itself as a trusted provider in the payments industry. Featured photo by Mark König on Unsplash. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

February 29, 2024 08:20 AM Eastern Standard Time

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